G20 strikes hopeful tone, but officials fret over Greece

April 17, 2015 4:06 PM

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G20 strikes hopeful tone, but officials fret over Greece

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Group of 20 leading economies struck a hopeful tone on the outlook for global growth on Friday even as officials fretted that Athen's inability to strike a deal with its lenders could upset Europe's tentative recovery.

In a draft of a communique to be released later in the day, G20 finance ministers and central bankers welcomed brighter economic signs in rich economies, but lamented over weakness in some emerging nations.

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